Bad breath can have many causes, coming from your food, drink and smoking habits, and can detract from your smile. Mouthwash will help but it isn’t always convenient and sometimes not enough. Dentist advice is that good oral hygiene is essential to ensure your smile is always accompanied by fresh breath.

Key takeaways

– Brush your tongue as well as your teeth to remove all bacteria
– Brush your teeth after every meal, not just twice a day
– Drink plenty of water to help your body tackle the bad smells caused by other drinks and food
If you find your breath is strong no matter what you do, if you find you’re constantly having to use mouth wash which really just camouflages bad odour you may have something else going on than poor hygiene. In that instance it’s really important to see your dentist.

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Dr. Matthew Thomas BDS Wales (1996)

Dr. Thomas was born and brought up in Bridgend. He attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and Dentistry, qualified in 1996, and pursued dental VT training in LlantwitVardre 1996-97. Dr. Thomas held associate positions in Rhondda Valley. In 1999, he purchased Marlborough Dental Practice.

Dr. Thomas is interested in all aspects of dentistry including clear orthodontics (he is qualified to fit Invisalign, Inman, Six Month Smiles, Cfast, SmileTru) and dental implants.

He was a keen rugby player for local clubs in Bridgend and Cardiff Meds where he was Captain for two seasons. He also was a keen sportsperson playing county tennis, football, swimming, cycling, running, judo (until his knees fell apart and needed reconstructions!).

Now, Dr. Thomas rides his mountain bike regularly, and occasionally a road bike, plus he skis and enjoys time with his family, including two daughters and two dogs.